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Feb 18, 2013 6:00am EST
, including separate -- super 8s. those were films back then. it was on government time. people used to take their super eight cameras, and videotaped their birthday parties, their kids' birthday parties. and then they would use the white house labs to develop them. so they had these birthday party reels in their offices and they were all seized. everything was seized, unless somebody destroyed something. the federal government, if they were not that heavy handed, they would give them back. my point simply is that nixes materials were handled differently. now his family and his friends felt he deserved a place of reflection and ultimately a place where he and pat nixon were buried. so they opened a library with no papers. i described it to folks at the roger nixon library. >> were his vice-presidential papers there? >> there were not because he deeded them to the federal government. all he had were his pre- presidential papers, not including the vice presidential papers, and his post- presidential papers i was not around at that time, but the family decided this isn't right. our father
Feb 3, 2013 11:00pm EST
great antidote to pomposity. in that sense, i welcome humor, appreciate humor, and occasionally use it. >> can you remember when you first knew an audience would listen to you at all? >> i do. i was working for senator william proxmire, a democratic senator from wisconsin. as was his custom -- he was a man of incredible discipline -- he committed to the united states ratifying the genocide convention. to that end, he gave a daily speech on the senate floor in support of it. i was tasked, that is a word you do not hear often, at least with me -- my responsibility was to write a daily speech, which i sometimes did under great deadline pressure. much to the consternation of the senator. word got out that i did this, and i was asked to give a speech, to speak on the genocide convention at a luncheon. i did, and the crowd seemed to respond and like it. i said, wow, that was fun. after that i accepted opportunities wherever it was to speak. within reason. >> what have you learned about audiences over the years, and when they start to respond to you? how many times do you speak a year? >> it
Feb 24, 2013 8:00pm EST
relationships not only with chen and his allies. they would call us when there were developments, like the case of chen's nephew, who was jailed. we have good contacts. >> you are going to harvard? >> i am. >> what for? you have left china for good? >> i have. from one great institution to another. i will be leading a study trip -- a study group on china. i will be looking at different sections of the study group, the rise of the internet. chinese twitter, the impact that has. we will look about the leadership of china to see what that will mean about the possibilities of reform. one session will last at media coverage, specifically american media coverage, of china. and how that shapes perceptions. the foreign media and how we cover things shape how we view china. we write about him and rights, china's dramatic growth rates, china as a competitor, their education system producing more graduates. i want to look more specifically about that. i want to vote -- to devote another section to chinese political campaigns. being in china, watching the campaigns here, to see how china is thrown
Feb 10, 2013 11:00pm EST
for us is we just have to have someone who is good looking and speaks well and good salesman or someone who has good principles. i think we can. we deceive ourselves we need looks alone. >> who did he put around himself? >> very important question. coolidge came into office from being vice president. unfortunately, the president died so there is a cabinet there and some of them are compromised. we remember harding was a period of scandal, so do you keep them? and the modern position might be clean sweep, right? >> get them out so you will have the appearance of integrity. but coolidge also prized respect for harding. those people weren't condemned yet, innocent until proven guilty and continuity for the people in market. so he kept the cabinet for a while. eventually some people left. the secretary of the interior left. coolidge did have an investigation. he named a bipartisan team to look into corruption in the harding administration. but he thought first of continuity when he became president in august of 1923. >> who was the secretary of the treasury? >> that would be andrew
Feb 17, 2013 11:00pm EST
administration has not received that much attention. for the watergate interviews, i used the trust fund. i was very conservative about the way i used the money. the library received one half of the ticket money that came into the library. that money was our trust fund. i used the money for public programming because the nixon foundation shut down all funding. normally, these libraries, people don't know, but the utilities are paid by the federal government. the staff is fedele and their salaries are paid by the federal government. but public programming, there is no funding for that. congress does not appropriate any money for that. we are mandated to do non- partisan work, yet we don't have any non-partisan money. i participated in the negotiations with the nixon foundation. one of the things that the national archives wanted to do was to give $5 in perpetuity from every ticket. i realize that, years from now, $5 might be a quarter. so we negotiated 50%. i was able to fund our public programming, the world history program, and i contributed from that trust fund 50% of the money that we
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